Vol. 70 No. 9 March 2, 2012 Word of the month: Dignity Afghan strategy Officials reaffirm pledge By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The rioting and killings that have followed the accidental burning of Qurans by coalition personnel will not change the NATO strategy in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 27. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are fully committed to continuing operations aimed at turning over security responsibility to Afghan forces by the end of 2014, Little said. Panetta and Dempsey “believe we have achieved significant progress in reversing the Taliban’s momentum and in developing the Afghan security forces, and they believe that the fundamentals of our strategy remain sound,” Little said in a Pentagon news conference, joined by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby, who spoke to the Pentagon press corps from the Afghan capital of Kabul. Afghans rioted following the revelation that NATO forces inadvertently burned Islamic religious articles, including Qurans. Four Americans have been killed, including two officers serving as advisers in the Afghan interior ministry in Kabul. It is important that the recent events not blind people to the progress being made in the country, Little said. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, in partnership with Afghan national security Photo by Andrea Sutherland forces, is making progress in defeating al-Qaida and its terrorist allies and denying Stick and move Pfc. Maximino Ramos, left, listens to Staff Sgt. Charles Leverette, All-Army head coach and assistant coach of the them the ability to maintain a safe haven in Afghanistan, he added. Afghan rioting is decreasing, with only World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, between rounds of the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships at three demonstrations held Feb. 27, Kirby said, the Special Events Center Tuesday. Ramos, a Soldier from Fort Bliss, Texas, lost the match 9-8. See page 13 for more. See Strategy on Page 4 Message board INSIDE Call 526-0096 for current Fort Carson reporting procedures and road conditions. Page 11 Pages 30-31 Page 17
2 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012 MOUNTAINEERCommanding General: Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson ‘Mountain Warriors’ deploying knowing Families in good handsGarrison Commander: Col. Robert F. McLaughlinFort Carson Public Affairs Officer: Dee McNuttChief, Print and Web Communications: By Col. James J. Mingus mold our units into capable and cohesive fighting force. Rick Emert Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Our brothers and sisters in 3rd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division were critical in the success of our training at JointEditor: Devin Fisher Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., providingStaff writers: Andrea Sutherland As the brigade’s preparations for deployment move into support to our rotation, allowing the brigade to focus on Staff Sgt. Wayne Barnett their final stage, and our time at home grows the fight and ensure that we faced theHappenings: Nel Lampe short, Command Sgt. Maj. 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March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 3Army Family Action PlanDelegates to bring 8 new issues to leaders Story and photo by Rob McIlvaine transition, we need to understand where assistance or problem, being creative is being part of the Army News Service is required, and where resources may be applied solution,” Austin said. most effectively. The issues being worked by the four working ARLINGTON, Va. — The annual Army “Two things I’ve asked you to do this week: I’ve groups this week fall under four headings: FamilyFamily Action Plan Conference has brought 53 asked you to be critical, but I’ve also asked you to be support; medical, dental and wounded warriors;delegates here this week from garrisons across the creative. Being critical is helping to identify the issue personal well-being; and Soldier support.Army to discuss 51 issues important to Families, Also, during this week, the General Officerwounded warriors and Soldiers. Steering Committee was working on resolving 37 These issues — brought up through the AFAP issues, some of which entered AFAP as early as 2002.process begun at the garrison level — were pared On Friday, members will be notified of the eightdown to eight Monday-Wednesday, and will be issues the working groups decide upon.presented to senior Army leaders Friday. The GOSC issues at this conference fall under “As Secretary of the Army John McHugh stated five major headings: wellness and behavioralat a congressional breakfast earlier this month, health (five issues), civilian employment (three),‘whatever challenges you face we are not going to Soldier support and entitlements (10), medical (10)balance this budget on the backs of our Soldiers and Family support (nine).and our Families,’” said Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, “We will continue to take care of Soldiers andArmy vice chief of staff. Families,” said Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander, “In fact, we have doubled the amount of U.S. Army Installation Management Commandspending we’ve had for Family programs over the and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management.last several years, from $600 million to $1.2 billion. “AFAP is critical to the delivery of the ArmyI promise you, Families are the nucleus of our Army Family Covenant because it gives our Army leadersand we will make sure that you are properly cared the expectations of the Army community. Through thefor,” Austin said, adding the delegates need to make AFAP process and this conference, you identifysure the Army gets it right, given the challenges faced quality of life issues to senior Army leaders for action.”after more than a decade of war. Anyone can get involved in the AFAP, he said. More Soldiers will be returning home and staying “It’s a program where anyone from a private to ahome, he said, and many of them are suffering the Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Army vice chief of staff, spouse, retiree, wounded warrior, Gold Star survivoreffects of war: physical, mental and emotional, and addresses about 200 Army senior leaders, delegates or Department of the Army civilian can have a directwill need the proper care. and friends at the beginning of the Army Family Action See AFAP on Page 4 “As we begin the long and difficult process of Plan conference in Arlington, Va., Monday. UP $ UP TO TO 5,000 00 INSTAN CRED T! 5 000.00 I NSTANT CREDI T! 5,000.00 INSTANT CREDIT! 000 00.0 NS NST REDI DIT GOOD CAR ALARM SALE! BET B TER BETTER BEST $ $ 19 19 29 29 $ 39 39 $ $ $ 19 19 15 15 19 19 STORE HOURS: No Payments ‘ti Next Mon h! No Payment ‘til Next Month! ayments ‘til Next Month! yments ti ext on e t il nth S. Academy Blvd. X In the Mission Trace Shopping Center MEMBER 392-0181 Minimum six months employment and checking account required to finance. All models similar to illustr tion. Some quantities limited; subject to prior sale. *Cash, credit card, or debit card on these items. s employment required illustration. ra d
4 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Strategy forces who have suffered casualties forces work with 330,000 Afghan weaken our resolve through thesefrom Page 1 attempting to quell the violence,” Little security forces to defend the country. cowardly attacks is severely mistaken,” said. “We respect the right of all “Together, they f ight in very he said.noting that ISAF leaders have joined with Afghans to peaceful protest, but further difficult situations, building trust and The coalition will emerge from theAfghan President Hamid Karzai in urging bloodshed serves neither the coalition mutual respect despite recent incidents,” challenges stronger and more unified,calm and an end to violent protests. nor the Afghan people, who are the press secretary said. Little said. “We appreciate the steps President themselves falling victim to violence.” The spirit of American, coalition and “There is much at stake inKarzai is taking to quell violence in the Little said the relationship between Afghan forces will be tested throughout Afghanistan, and our commitment tocountry, and we commend the hard work ISAF forces and their Afghan partners the campaign in Afghanistan, Little said. our mission and our strategy will notand sacrifice of the Afghan security remains strong, pointing out that U.S. “Anyone who believes they can waver,” he said.Brain speech therapist, occupational therapist the primary clinics on post.from Page 2 and physical therapist. Each of the Knowledge and awareness are Correction providers has specialized training, important for recognition and patient Servicemembers have several places skills and equipment for treatment of participation in treatment of concussion. The Feb. 24 issueto go at Fort Carson for evaluation and persistent TBI symptoms. The length Fort Carson has many opportunities for incorrectly stated theinformation about a concussion, including of treatment varies from a couple of you to find out more about these types ticket price for thethe Soldier Readiness Processing visits to several months, depending of injuries. Four “Back to Basic” TBI Mountain Post SpousesCenter/ Medical Readiness Center, on the needs of the patient. Treatment classes and one “Beyond the Basic” Club Viva Las Carsontheir primary care manager or through is available to adult active-duty TBI class are offered monthly; email Casino Night held April 14monthly classes offered by the Defense servicemembers and Families. Retirees robin. email@example.com for from 6:30-11:30 p.m.and Veterans Brain Injury Center. may be seen on a space-available basis. schedule. A new class, “TBI Overview,” at the Special Events Specialized treatment for ongoing All patients are seen by referral only, is held every Wednesday at the WRC Center. Tickets, whichsymptoms related to concussion or which can be made by providers at from 8-8:30 a.m. and 8:30-9:30 a.m. for are $15, may be purchasedTBI are offered on Fort Carson at the the SRP, MRC or PCMs at any of servicemembers and Family members. at the commissaryWarrior Recovery Center. In observance of Saturday, March 30, 31 andThe WRC is a model March being Brain April 12 from 11 a.m. toclinic in the Army for For more information Injury Awareness 2 p.m., or at the Fort Carsonevaluation and treatment Contact: Month, information Exchange March 17 and 31,of patients with ongoing • Robin Wininger, regional education coordinator for Defense and will be available every April 7 and 10 from 11 a.m.symptoms related to Veterans Brain Injury Center, 526-8636, firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday at the Fort Carson to 2 p.m. TicketsmTBI. Treatment is • Linda Plasters, nurse case manager at Warrior Recovery Center, Exchange from 9 a.m. purchased at theindividualized according 526-4911, email@example.com. to 2 p.m. Stop by and event cost $20.to the needs of patients Visit: register to win a brain • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, http://www.dvbic.org. Proceeds benefitand may include specialists bicycle/skateboarding the MPSC Welfaresuch as a neurologist, • Brainline, http://www.brainline.org. helmet and learn more • Military Brainline at http://www.militarybrainline.org. Scholarship Program.physician assistant, social about concussions andworker, neuropsychologist, available resources.AFAPfrom Page 3impact. Through AFAP, you can helpshape the Army. What you’re doing this ACS updates local issuesweek touches our Army Families, and Army Community Service being briefed at Family readiness group meetingsall Army components: active, Army and deployment briefings. This issue has beenReserve and Army National Guard,” Nearly 150 active-duty Soldiers, Family members, closed as resolved.Ferriter said. retirees and Department of Defense civilians of the • Outdoor Recreation and Information, One point of the AFAP conference, Fort Carson community gathered in September for Tickets and Registration complex hours ofAustin said, is to keep as many the fiscal 2012 Army Family Action Plan. operation. Discussion of this local issue during theprograms and services as possible, Of the 58 issues submitted during the past year, most recent Garrison Commander’s Steering Committeewhile eliminating redundancies. 13 issues were prioritized for action meeting resulted in the Directorate of Family and “We’ve been transitioning over and resolution. Morale, Welfare and Recreation conducting a test ofthe past 10 years,” Austin said. “And Here is an update on alternative hours of operation. A noon to 8 p.m.because of the hard work done by issues No. 6-10 being worked schedule one day a week is beingpeople like you, our Families have on Fort Carson: considered. The pilot will beproven that they are resilient, our • Stabilization following advertised in the MountaineerSoldiers are resilient, you have special-duty assignments. This and on the DFMWR web page.worked hard to make that happen, issue will be resubmitted to the It was also noted that if ayou have helped us create programs fiscal 2013 conference scheduled customer was being servedthat are just remarkable, but we have for Sept. 12-14. prior to closing, that servicedemonstrated that as an entire force, • Deployment related travel would be completed.that we are resilient, we’re agile, and costs. This issue will be resubmitted The fiscal 2013 Fort Carsonwe’re adaptive.” to the fiscal 2013 conference AFAP Conference is scheduled AFAP creates an information scheduled for Sept. 12-14. for Sept. 12-14. Issues canloop between the global Army Family • Casualty assistance be submitted through Aug.and leadership. Information provided benefits. A post-conference 1. Collection boxes arethrough this process gives com - review clarified that there located at ACS, buildingmanders and leaders insight into are numerous programs 1526; the Hub; Familycurrent satisfaction detractors, quality and services available Connection; Balfourof life needs and expectations of to all “Department of Beatty CommunitiesArmy constituents. Defense” eligibles who Joel Hefley Community Since AFAP began in 1983, results experience the loss Center and the Armedhave included 126 legislative changes, of a Family member. 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March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 5Chandler cites renewed emphasis on professionalism By Rob McIlvaine Army News Service a renewed effort and focus over the next several years. “It’s easy to see competence. You take a look at a counseling statement, or an evaluation, or you ask WASHINGTON — With the successful completion the Soldier a few questions about his or her job.of the mission in Iraq and a continued transition to “It’s not so easy to see character and commitment.Afghan security forces, the Army will begin to For that, you really have to know someone. Youreduce force structure. really have to be that leader — the kind who It will also identify the qualities needed by this guides, mentors and leads by example.”downsizing force, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler said he talks about these threeRaymond F. Chandler III in a recent roundtable on characteristics as he travels around the Army andSoldier professionalism. talks with Soldiers. “For me, there are three criteria to identify “And I talk about being professional — it isprofessional Soldiers: competence, or the ability to do the cornerstone of being who we say that we are.your job and do it well; character — the understanding “Our Soldiers have shown this professionalismthat a Soldier acts on behalf of the nation, rather than over and again the last 10 years of conflict. It’s goinghis or herself; and commitment — which is a personal to take professional Soldiers and leaders to tackle somecalling to serve in the Army and the nation, before of the issues we’re faced with now: post-traumaticall else,” Chandler said. stress, post-traumatic brain injury, wounded warrior Over the next six years, Chandler said the care, suicide, sexual assault and harassment, hazing,Army will reduce its active forces end strength and to manage our drawdown and transfer, andfrom 570,000 to 490,000, which will include the transition Soldiers with dignity and respect backreduction of at least eight brigade combat teams. into the civilian world,” Chandler said. “We are committed to accomplishing these cuts The Army must meet these head on, he said, toin a controlled and responsible manner. But I want ensure Soldiers are not only receiving the care theyto stress — even though we are in a transition, our need, but also are maintaining good order andmission has not decisively changed. It’s to prevent discipline expected of the United States Army Soldier.war by our capacity, readiness and modernization, “I, along with the Army senior leadership, amshape the environment in which we operate and committed to this and will not rest until we makewhen called to combat, fight and win our nation’s significant and lasting improvements in all of thesewars, decisively,” he said. areas and more,” he said. While the Army focuses a lot on competence, Over this past year, Chandler, who said he’sChandler believes that character and commitment need very proud to be part of the Army team, has traveled about 200,000 miles as the sergeant major of the Army. “We’ve proven ourselves “And wherever I go, I can’t help but be in awe of the professionalism, dedication, and sacrifice Sgt. 1st Class Scott D. Turner Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, shown speaking at the Heroes Breakfast prior to the U.S. in every engagement our Soldiers and our Family members and civilians Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio Jan. 7, recently display every day. Our Army is quite frankly the and continue to display best trained, best manned, best equipped and best said the Army will identify the qualities needed in its Soldiers as it downsizes. led force in our history,” he said, adding that the physical and Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Chief conflict to better understand the Soldiers’ role as of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and he are proud professionals, from senior Army leadership down to mental toughness long of what Soldiers and civilians have accomplished the lowest private in the formation. associated with the over the past decade. “We’ve proven ourselves in every engagement “Professionalism is built on a bedrock of trust — the positive relationship between the American word Soldier.” and continue to display the physical and mental toughness long associated with the word Soldier.” people that is based on mutual trust and respect. Only by military effectiveness performed through — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler also said the Army has spent the last honorable service, by an Army with high levels of Raymond F. Chandler III few years analyzing and dialoguing about how to trustworthiness and esprit de corps, can the Army use the experience gained from the past decade of truly be a profession,” Chandler said. SHIN SA DONG Spouses Eligible for TriCare Orthodontic How Much Are Coverage to Age 23 You Leaving On The Table? KOREAN RESTAURANT Are Your Taxes We have delicious foods with the best prices! Done Right? We always have 8 or more side dishes that come with every food for FREE! 10% Military Discount* MARK J. BENTELE, DDS, MS, PC We make tasty foods such as: (COL, USAF, RET) ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN Saturday and after-school appointments available. MILITARY ID CARD HOLDERS RECEIVE Your Taxlady 3845 E. 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6 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Army MOH recipientspeaks to AFA cadets By Andrea Sutherland Mountaineer staff twice as hard if they respect you as a person.” because all of my men came back and none of them got hurt.” Petry encouraged cadets Petry drew the comparison In the theater of Arnold to lead by example, to have of his training exercise to theHall, 3,000 Air Force Academy confidence in their decisions battle that earned him the Medalcadets sat in silence, fixated on and to learn from failure. of Honor.the Army noncommissioned “You’re going to make “I look at this as a positiveofficer standing on stage. mistakes,” he said. “It’s how you story,” he said. “I had the “I am honored to be here learn from those mistakes and unfortunate loss of one of ourwith you,” said Sgt. 1st Class mitigate them that will make guys that day, but I got twoLeroy Petry, Army Ranger and you a great leader.” other Rangers that survived.”Medal of Honor recipient and Petry advised cadets to Petry earned the Medal ofkeynote speaker at the 19th learn from their NCOs. Honor May 26, 2008, after hisAnnual National Character and “Attach yourselves to your Ranger regiment encounteredLeadership Symposium. “You counterparts,” he said. “Be a enemy fighters near Paktyaguys are taking the first steps of sponge. Know your weaknesses Province, Afghanistan. A staffyour career path. I see a lot of and your strengths.” sergeant serving with Companyyoung Soldiers who look up and He also stressed safety, D, 2nd Battalion, 75th Rangersay, ‘I want to be just like Sgt. recounting a time when he had Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-Petry.’ But the truth is, it’s the to tell his commanding officer McChord, Wash., Petry bravedleaders. There are so many great that a situation was unsafe and enemy fire despite injuries toleaders all around. … You’re a jump training mission had to both of his legs to save twogoing to be leaders.” be canceled. comrades. Petry spoke to cadets at the “I made the call,” he said. “I “We all go out there thinkingFeb. 23 event about leadership, said it isn’t safe to jump. … My we’re Superman,” he said.highlighting the qualities he company commander looked at “Well, unless that grenade was Photo by Mike Kaplanvalues in his officers. me and said, ‘Are you sure?’ He made of kryptonite, I’m not Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry answers questions from Air Force “Mutual respect is key,” he really wanted to jump. I said, ‘I’m Superman.” Academy cadets Feb. 23 at the 19th Annual National Charactersaid. “The (enlisted Airman) positive.’ We ended up linking According to his Medal of and Leadership Symposium. Petry, an Army Ranger and Medal ofwill follow you because of your up with the rest of our force 24 Honor recipient, was a featured speaker at the event, which See Petry on Page 12rank, but they’re going to push hours later, but it was worth it focused on character development and leadership. NOW IS THE TIME TO CAPITALIZE ON YOUR CAREER. 4331 Centennial Blvd. 1813 North Circle Drive Garden of the Gods & Centennial Circle & Constitution 635-2020 632-2020 CLASSES FORMING NOW, ENROLL TODAY! 4319 Integrity Center Point 1130 Lake Plaza Drive Master of Arts in At Colorado Christian University, NW Corner of Powers & Barnes Lake Ave & Lake Plaza (next to Culvers) Curriculum and Instruction you will: 634-2020 578-2020 WWW.ABBAEYECARE.COM , other Master of Business Administration Tuition discounts available for Exams as young as 6 months of age Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and their spouses. Voted #1 Eye Care in Colorado Springs The Independent & The Gazette Ft. Carson 576-5151 Air Force Academy 472-0524 Peterson AFB 574-5252
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 7Miscellaneous or overturned latrines. physical. Call 524-1461 or visit the website at The Fort Carson Trial Defense Service office — http://www.bragg.army.mil/sorb.First Sergeants’ Barracks Program — moved to is able to help Soldiers 24/7 and is located at building 1454 on Nelson Boulevard. The hours building 1430, room 240. During duty hours, Hours of Operation of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Soldiers should call 526-4563. The 24-hour Friday. The FSBP Office assists Soldiers with phone number for after hours, holidays and DFAC hours — Fort Carson dining facilities operate room assignments and terminations. For more weekends is 719-358-3275. Questions can also under the following hours: information call 526-9735. be submitted by email to FtCarsonTDS@gmail. • Wolf — Friday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m.Work Management Branch — The DPW Work com. Know your rights. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 Management Branch, responsible for processing Legal services — provided at the Soldier p.m. (dinner). work orders — Facilities Engineering Work Readiness Processing site are for Soldiers • Stack — Friday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 Requests, DA Form 4283 — recently changed its undergoing the SRP process. The SRP Legal a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no dinner. Monday- hours of operation. The Work Management Office will only provide powers of attorney or Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 Branch, located in building 305, will be open for notary services to Soldiers processing through the p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. (dinner). processing work orders and other in-person SRP. Retirees, Family members and Soldiers not • Warfighter (Wilderness Road support from 7-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. in the SRP process can receive legal assistance Complex) — Closed Friday. Monday-Thursday, Afternoon customer support is by appointment and powers of attorney at the main legal office 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. only, call 526-2900. located at 1633 Mekong St., building 6222, next (lunch), no dinner.Veterans Affairs claims and benefits — Veterans to the Family Readiness Center. Legal assistance • 10th SFG(A) LaRochelle — Friday, 7-9 can get assistance through the Veterans Services prepares powers of attorney and performs notary a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), no Group, Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. for services on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. dinner. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 a.m. (breakfast), walk-ins and 3:30-4:30 p.m. for appointments. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch), 5-6:30 p.m. The VSG is located at The Retired Enlisted 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays. (dinner). Association Chapter 1 at 834 Emory Circle in • In-processing — Monday-Thursday from 7:30- Colorado Springs. For more information call Briefings 10:30 a.m. 719-337-0086. • Initial issues — Monday-Thursday fromSergeant Audie Murphy Club — The Fort Carson Casualty Notification/Assistance Officer training 12:30-3 p.m. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third — is held March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Partial issues — Monday-Thursday from Tuesday of each month at the Family Connection in the Family Readiness Center, building 6237, 12:30-3 p.m. Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The room 104. This training is required for all • Cash sales/report of survey — Monday- SAMC is open to all active members and those Soldiers asked to perform this solemn duty. Per Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. interested in becoming future SAMC members. Army Regulation 600-8-1, this duty is limited to • Direct exchange — Monday-Thursday The club was originally a U.S. Forces Command those in the ranks of sergeant first class to command from 12:30-3 p.m. organization of elite noncommissioned officers sergeant major, chief warrant officer 2-5 and • Partial turn ins — Monday-Thursday but is now an Armywide program for individuals captain and above. No reservations are required from 12:30-3 p.m. who have met the criteria and have proven to attend training. Classes offered on a first-come, • Full turn ins — Monday-Thursday from themselves to be outstanding NCOs through a first-served basis. Call Jean Graves at 526- 7:30-10:30 a.m. board/leadership process. Contact the SAMC 5613/5614 for more information. • Unit issues and turn ins — Call 526- president, Staff Sgt. Thomas Witt, at 526-5661 Disposition Services — Defense Logistics Agency 5512/6477 for approval. for more information. Disposition Services Colorado Springs, located Education Center hours of operation — TheRecycle incentive program — The Directorate of in building 381, conducts orientations Fridays Mountain Post Training and Education Center, Public Works has an incentive program to prevent from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The orientations discuss building 1117, 526-2124, hours are as follows: recyclable waste from going to the landfill. DLA processes to include turning in excess • Counselor Support Center — Monday- Participating battalions can earn monetary rewards property, reutilizing government property, Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 11 for turning recyclable materials in to the Fort web-based tools available, special handling of a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Carson Recycle Center, building 155. Points are property and environmental needs. To schedule • Army Learning Center — Monday- assigned for the pounds of recyclable goods turned an orientation, contact Arnaldo Borrerorivera at Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in and every participating battalion receives money email@example.com for receiving/ • Defense Activity for Nontraditional quarterly; the top two battalions receive an additional turn in; Mike Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for Education Support and Army Personnel bonus amount. Call 526-5898 for more information reutilization/web tools; or Rufus Guillory at Testing — Monday-Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m. and about the program. email@example.com. 12:30-4:30 p.m.Directorate of Public Works services — DPW is Retirement briefings — are held from 8 a.m. to Medical Activity Correspondence Department responsible for a wide variety of services on noon the second and third Wednesday of each office hours — The Correspondence (Release of Fort Carson. Services range from repair and month at the Joel Hefley Community Center Information) Office in the Patient Administration maintenance of facilities to equipping units with conference room, 6800 Prussman Ave. The Division hours are Monday-Wednesday and Friday a sweeper and cleaning motor pools. Listed Retirement Services Office recommends spouses 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Thursday and below are phone numbers and points of contact accompany Soldiers to the briefing. Call 526-2840 federal holidays. Call 526-7322 or 526-7284 for for services: for more information. more information. • Facility repair/service orders — Fort Reassignment briefings — are held Tuesdays Claims Office hours — are Monday-Friday from 9 Carson Support Services service order desk can for Soldiers heading overseas and Thursdays a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The Claims Office is be reached at 526-5345. Use this number for for personnel being reassigned stateside. The located on the first floor of building 6222, 1633 emergencies or routine tasks and for reporting briefings are held in building 1129, Freedom Mekong Street. Shipment under Full Replacement wind damage, damaged traffic signs or other Performing Arts Center; sign-in is at 7 a.m. and Value claimants must submit Department of facility damage. briefings start at 7:30 a.m. Soldiers are required Defense Form 1840R to the carrier within 75 days. • Refuse/trash and recycling — Call Eric to bring Department of the Army Form 5118, Shipment under Defense Personal Property Bailey at 719-491-0218 or email eric.e.bailey4. signed by their unit personnel section, and a pen Program claimants must log into the Defense firstname.lastname@example.org when needing trash containers, trash to complete forms. Call 526-4730/4583 for Personal Property System at http://www.move.mil is overflowing or emergency service is required. more information. and report all the items online within 75 days. • Facility custodial services — Call Army ROTC Green to Gold briefings — are held Claims must be submitted within nine months Bryan Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s. the first and third Tuesday of each month at directly with carriers to receive full replacement email@example.com for service needs or to noon at the education center, building 1117, value for missing and destroyed items. All other report complaints. room 120. Call University of Colorado- claims should be submitted to Fort Carson Claims • Elevator maintenance — Call Bryan Colorado Springs Army ROTC at 262-3475 for Office within two years of the date of delivery or Dorcey at 526-6670 or email bryan.s.dorcey.civ more information. date of incident. Call the Fort Carson Claims Office @mail.mil. ETS briefings — for enlisted personnel are held the at 526-1355 for more information. • Motor pool sludge removal/disposal — first and third Wednesday of each month. Briefing Call Dennis Frost at 526-6997 or email sign in begins at 7 a.m. at the Soldier Readiness firstname.lastname@example.org. Building, building 1042, room 244, on a first-come, • Repair and utility/self-help — Call Gary first-served basis. Soldiers must be within 120 BOSS Grant at 526-5844 or email gerald.l.grant2.civ days of their expiration term of service, but must @mail.mil. Use this number to obtain self-help attend the briefing no later than 30 days prior meetings are tools and equipment or a motorized sweeper. to their ETS or start of transition leave. Call held at 10 a.m. • Base operations contracting officer 526-2240/8458 for details. the first and third representative — Call Bruce Gronczniak at 526-9262 Special Forces briefings — are held Wednesdays in Wednesday of or email email@example.com for building 1430, room 123, from noon to 1 p.m. each month at questions on snow removal, grounds maintenance Soldiers must be specialist to staff sergeant the Foxhole. For and contractor response to service orders. from any military occupational specialty, have • Portable latrines — Call Jerald Just at a general technical score of at least 107, be a information, 524-0786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to U.S. citizen, score 240 or higher on the Army call 524-BOSS. request latrines, for service or to report damaged Physical Fitness Test, and pass a Special Forces
8 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Fort Carson SHARP to be ‘one-stop shop’ By Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell4th Infantry Division Public Affairs EO program and made it a part of the SHARP program, combining sexual Program and the Sexual Assault Response Program,” said Lt. Col. the Army’s intent. Each SHARP mobile training Office harassment and sexual assault reporting Cynthia Shue, Fort Carson SHARP team consists of two government and recording into one program. project manager. “SHARP combines contracted instructors who train up Soldiers are being trained as “SHARP is a blended program, the best of both of these programs to to 50 SHARP representatives at aSexual Harassment/Assault Response taking the Prevention of Sexual make a one-stop shop for commanders time, explained Cushen.and Prevention representatives to Harassment aspects from the EO to address sexual harassment, which is “This program gets SHARP repre-provide commanders, fellow Soldiers seen as a precursor to sentatives familiar on how to deal withand civilians with a “one-stop” sexual assaults.” sexual assault victims and providesshop for victims of sexual assault. The Department of them with all the available resources they The Fort Carson Equal the Army directed all have to give to the victims, so they’reOpportunity and SHARP offices units to achieve 100 taken care of medically or mentally,”training, which began Jan. 23, percent SHARP trained said Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Bardo,enables Soldiers and commanders personnel by Sept. 30, SHARP representative, 4th Brigadeto transition seamlessly from according to ALAR- Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div.Sexual Assault Prevention and ACT 07/2012, published SHARP seeks to change culturalResponse to SHARP, which ensures Jan. 12. norms about what is acceptable throughvictims and complainants receive “The Department of training, education and applyingthe appropriate level of care in a the Army is revamping the basic principles of teamwork,manner consistent with current the way we deal with explained Cushen.All Army Activities messages sexual harassment and “The Army needs a program likeand directives, said Lt. Col. sexual assault,” said SHARP because there are humanDavid Cushen, 4th Infantry Master Sgt. Jose Colon, beings in this world, in and out of ourDivision and Fort Carson 4th Infantry Division military formations, who are eitherEO/SHARP program manager. sexual assault response unwilling or incapable of exercising In 2004, then Secretary of coordinator and SHARP the necessary self-control and decisionDefense Donald Rumsfeld ordered representative. “We want making necessary to treat others witha review of the Department of Fort Carson to be at the value and worth,” said Cushen.Defense policies and procedures for forefront of the fight.” Contact Cushen at 526-9468 forthe care of victims of sexual assault. The Fort Carson more information on the Fort Carson The review found that existing EO/SHARP office orga- EO/SHARP program.policies and programs aimed at Photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram nized five two-week To report an incident of sexualpreventing sexual assault were Master Sgt. Jose Colon, operations noncommissioned officer, courses from January- assault, contact the 24/7 Fort Carsoninconsistent and incomplete. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, September for Mountain victim advocate response pager at 719- The Army has since incorporated 4th Infantry Division, trains a class of company, battalion and Post Soldiers to conduct 577-3171, or Army Community Servicethe sexual harassment portion of the brigade SHARP representatives at Fort Carson Feb. 15. SHARP training to meet at 526-4590 during duty hours.FLEXIBILITY This is PPCC. your life, not the other way around. That’s why we offer night, weekend and online classes, in addition to our regular weekday options. Flexibility is one reason why PPCC is one of the nation’s top 50 schools providing higher education to military and veterans. Visit us online to learn more. ppcc.edu or call 719.502.2000 The people pictured are not actual service members
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10 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012‘Regulars’ enter new world of virtual training Story and photo by Pfc. Nathan Thome that we are getting more familiar with our crew and how they 1st Brigade Combat Team operate, so we can run more Public Affairs Office, smoothly,” said Tickle. 4th Infantry Division The simulation seems like a video game, but the operations Four Soldiers filled the are the same as a real tank,M1A2 Abrams Tank Simulator said Allen.to capacity. Screens and buttons “The whole crew gets a feelilluminated the armor crewmen as of what it’s like to maneuver,they donned their Army combat shoot and fight with the tank,”helmets and checked their radios. said Groat. “I think theSettled into their positions, Soldiers really like this trainingthe team worked together to because it’s fun and what theyeliminate simulated enemies are here to do.”appearing on the screens. Allen said his team members “Regular” Soldiers assigned gained a better understanding ofto Company C, 1st Battalion, how they would work together to22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st perform their battle drills duringBrigade Combat Team, 4th their upcoming live-fire exerciseInfantry Division, conducted and during real-world operations.simulation training at the Close By the end of the event,Combat Tactical Trainer building each crew successfully navigatedon Fort Carson Feb. 21-23. the virtual world and eliminated The Company C Soldiers 1st Lt. Richard Groat, executive officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade its enemies.conducted the simulations for Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, spots an enemy on an M1A2 Abrams Tank Simulator screen “Working together is the onlygunnery and tank qualification and calls for fire at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer on Fort Carson Feb. 22. way a crew can operate,” saidwithout burning resources Tickle. “The better the crew canused during live-fire training, said ammunition shortages.” crewman. “This simulation required read each other, the more likely their1st Lt. Richard Groat, Company C During the simulation, Soldiers me to use pretty much every skill I’ve mission will be a success.”executive officer. used communication and teamwork to learned since basic training.” After completing their simulation “Digital training is crucial, successfully eliminate enemies and While the simulation lacked the training, the Regulars will begin rangebecause a live-fire would be like progress through the training. intensity of a live-fire exercise, the qualification to certify their tank crews.going out to shoot a rifle with each “Working as a team, communicating crewmembers used the more relaxed “In the end, we are hoping to gainbullet costing thousands of dollars,” and talking loud enough so our other atmosphere to gain confidence in their well-trained, lethal troops — ones thatGroat said. “This way, Soldiers are teammates could hear us was essential own skills and their comrades, said Pvt. are proficient with their individualgiven the chance to excel with their to complete the simulation training,” Neil Tickle, armor crewman. warrior skills, as well as their crewweapons without worrying about said Pvt. Michael Allen, armor “Another bonus of this training is tasks,” said Groat. Colorado Publishing Company
12 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Petry surgeries and received a prosthetic Packhorse course was put to the test in a very real andfrom Page 6 hand, which attaches to his forearm. from Page 11 intense way,” he said. “After learning each “It’s a great conversation task, we were immediately put into aHonor citation, Petry used suppres- starter,” Petry told the cadets as they could teach each Soldier how to properly stressful real-life scenario in which we hadsive fire to help Rangers move he rotated his hand 360 degrees. assemble his personal protective gear in a to use that skill to succeed.”into position when enemy fighters “I have attachments — knives, a manner that will allow him to maneuver Whitecotton said the incrediblebegan throwing grenades. The hook and 2-foot fishing pole.” through common obstacles more efficiently. patience and one-on-one training onfirst knocked two Rangers to Despite his injuries, he’s “After that came weapons training, behalf of the instructors was evidentthe ground, wounding both. continued to serve, re-enlisting to something I was not looking forward to,” said throughout the course, which also includedWhen a second grenade landed work with wounded, ill and Fleury. “When we started marksmanship training in simulated urban environmentsclose to his comrades, Petry injured servicemembers. training, I was afraid, because I am with role-playing civilians and conducting“unhesitatingly and with complete His continued service and left- handed and never felt comfortable entire missions from the planning todisregard for his safety, deliberately dedication exemplified leadership shooting my rifle.” effecting stages.and selflessly moved forward, and led to the invitation to speak Fleury said the best part of the entire “Even though our instructors werepicked up the grenade, and in an at the Academy, officials said. training course is the confidence she gained some of the toughest, most skilled fighterseffort to clear the immediate “I feel honored that someone in her marksmanship skills after one-on-one in the world, they were incredibly humblethreat, threw the grenade away of his caliber would come and training with the master instructors. and patient with us,” he said.from his fellow Rangers.” talk to us,” said Corey Landis, Air “The instructors noticed right away Fleury said the instructors encouraged As he released the grenade, Force Academy cadet. “It hasn’t that I was having trouble shooting my rifle each Soldier to ask every question they couldit detonated, amputating his right been that long since he’s had (the left-handed,” she said. “They went over think of when they were going through drills.hand at the wrist. Petry applied Medal of Honor). He’s more down every detail with me on how to hold my She said the training did not end untilhis own tourniquet and was to earth (than other speakers). It’s weapon, how to aim through the scope and every Soldier felt comfortable and confidenteventually medevaced to safety. nothing he’s rehearsed.” how to breathe correctly as I shot — all in performing the tasks they were taught. Petry underwent several Landis’ classmates agreed. from a left-handed perspective.” “The skills we acquired during this “It’s real,” said Mike After perfecting their marksman skills, training will stay with us as we prepare McClearn, cadet. “It was amazing.” Soldiers moved into week two of the course, for any mission we are given in the “It doesn’t matter that he’s where they received in-depth, hands-on future,” said Whitecotton. “When the course“It doesn’t matter Army,” said Eric Ruth, cadet. instruction on how to use night vision goggles ends, our training won’t. We will take “We have a rivalry, but when it and sharpen their land navigation skills. all of the valuable skills we have that he’s Army. We comes down to it, we’re all “Land Navigation Week was intense,” acquired and bring them back to our units brothers in arms.” said Whitecotton. “Many of our Soldiers to teach our fellow Soldiers.” have a rivalry, but Petry echoed those sentiments had never used any kind of night vision He added that he was incredibly thankful during his speech. equipment, and the learning curve was a that the 10th SFG(A) Soldiers took the time when it comes “We’re one team when we go sharp one, as we were immediately tested to give the Soldiers skills that will help out together,” he said. “There in real-life scenarios.” keep them safe and save lives in the future. down to it, we’re all were numerous times I had seen the AC-130 coming, breaking hell Whitecotton said the Soldiers navigated an obstacle course at night using their “What really got to me was that our instructors obviously cared that we perfected brothers in arms.” over the objective and it was a great feeling knowing we had that night vision goggles, which helped the entire team gain conf idence that they would the skills they were teaching us,” said Fleury. “When we struggled, they pushed — Air Force Academy support. 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March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 13Soldier athletes leave it all in ring Story and photos by Andrea Sutherland “I felt like I did great,” Spencer said. “I did everything my coaches Crane focused on his match. “Everyone gets a little nervous three, three-minute rounds, Crane and Shabazz jabbed, hooked and punched. Mountaineer staff told me. I felt great going into it, before a match,” he said. “I like to In the end, Crane lost 19-16. but I guess the judges didn’t think so.” do jumping jacks (to warm up).” “It’s not an easy thing,” Crane DeRae Crane was ready to fight Equally confident heading into In the ring, Crane, dressed in blue, said. “We put in a lot of work. There’sTuesday. He had already stopped the ring, Crane said he had home bumped gloves with Shabazz. For a lot of blood, sweat and tears.”Joshua Balbuena of Symona, Ga., in court advantage over his rival.Sunday’s preliminary bout. Tuesday’s “There’s the altitude andmatch would prove more difficult. the fact that it’s here at For the fourth time in his boxing Carson,” he said. “I’m sleepingcareer, Crane faced Sijuola Shabazz, in my own bed.”a 178-pound light heavyweight Crane began boxingfighter from Las Cruces, N.M. when he was 10 years old As boxers, coaches, officials and to “keep out of trouble.”fans filled the Special Events Center “I like the one-on-onefor the 2012 USA Boxing National competition and the discipline,”Championships, Crane calmly sat in he said.the manager’s office, talking with For Crane, the sport ofother athletes, but mentally preparing boxing was a convenientfor his upcoming match. choice with a gym just eight A Soldier in the World Class blocks away from his homeAthlete Program at Fort Carson, in Davenport, Iowa.Crane lost his three previous matches After completing collegeagainst Shabazz, but he said Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic Educationwould put an end to that trend. Center, Crane joined the Army “I’m ready,” Crane said. “Today, to pursue his passion. Cranehe’s in my backyard.” enlisted in 2010 and was Nearly 500 athletes from across commissioned as a secondthe nation traveled to the Mountain lieutenant.Post for six days of “The Army allowed mematches, which conclude Saturday. to continue boxing,” said WCAP’s Jeffrey Spencer, also a Crane, now a first lieutenant.Soldier from Fort Carson, defeated Crane said he trains fourBrandon Larvadain from Michigan, to five hours a day, six days15-6 Sunday. a week, sometimes seven. “I’ve been boxing for 10 years, In the Special Events Center,consistently for four or five years,” coaches, athletes and fansSpencer said. “I like the competiveness watched matches taking place— only the strong survive, at least on three rings. Coachesthat’s the way it used to be.” screamed at their athletes to Spencer faced Jerry Odom be heard over the crowd asfrom Temple Hills, Md., Tuesday. the fighters bobbed and weaved.He lost 22-19. As bout after bout took place, 1st Lt. DeRae Crane, left, lands a punch on opponent Sijuola Shabazz Tuesday during a preliminary bout at the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships. Crane, a Soldier with the World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, lost to Shabazz 19-16. Boxing semifinals take place Friday 2-7 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Admission is free. Boxing finals take place Saturday 6 p.m. Tickets are sold-out. Sgt. Jeffrey Spencer, left, battles Jerry Odom Tuesday during the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships. An athlete with the World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson, Spencer lost the bout 22-19.
14 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Medical clinics moving into new areas By Stacy Neumann hospital. O’Haver said MEDDAC is working to make “A lot of work went into making sure the layout Medical Department Activity Public Affairs the transition as seamless as possible for its patients. of our health care delivery facility promotes “Our primary concern is continuity of care,” said streamlined access and patient centeredness,” O’Haver As the Fort Carson Medical Department Activity Vincent Visuth, Evans’ chief of transitions. “During said. “We want our beneficiaries to leave with thecompletes some renovations and begins others, a this time, we will keep clinic closures to a minimum. confidence that they got the best care available andnumber of clinics are moving in, out and around Patients will automatically be scheduled for the we remain their health care provider of choice.”Evans Army Community Hospital. new locations and they will be told where they have Patients may want to arrive at the hospital Lt. Col. Timothy O’Haver, deputy commander to go as they make appointments,” Visuth said. a few minutes early to ensure they get tofor administrative services, said the upgrades are Moving signs will be posted before clinics appointments on time. Evans staff will do all itindicative of MEDDAC’s dedication to its beneficiaries. move, some clinic staffs are handing out business can to keep the transitions smooth and the “Over the last four years, we’ve invested more cards with their new locations, hospital officials standards of care high, Visuth said.than $250 million in military construction projects are posting directional signage throughout the “The hospital staff ’s main priorities during theseto enhance our health care system. We’re doing facility and assigned staff will be available to help transition phases are patient safety, satisfaction andthe best we can for you,” said O’Haver. “We’re beneficiaries find their way. The majority of clinic continuity of care. Our commitment to that supportscommitted to providing world-class health care in phone numbers will remain unchanged. our goal to deliver care with honor,” he said.state-of-the-art facilities.” The staff hopes patients will be pleased when This isn’t the last of the major renovations for Beneficiaries may worry how they will find they see and experience the renovated areas. Along MEDDAC. Preparations to renovate the fourththeir familiar clinic if it has moved to an unfamiliar with increased space designed for efficiency, many and fifth floor of Evans are under way. Thoselocation. Major relocations include moving clinics also received upgraded medical equipment. floors will be transformed to include an inpatientBehavioral Health out of the hospital into its own For example, the audiology clinic has new audio behavioral health ward and a series of singlebuilding while Warrior Clinic moves into the main booths and a rotary chair to test for ear imbalances. patient rooms to aid in patient recovery. Clinic Current location New location Scheduled opening Phone Behavioral Health Department (Main) Evans fourth floor Behavioral Health Care Clinic, building 1830 Monday 526-7155/7661 (Prussman Blvd. and Specker Ave.) Social Work Services/ Soldier and Family Care Clinic first floor Behavioral Health Care Clinic, building 1830 Monday 526-5050/4585 Family Advocacy Program Intensive Outpatient Evans fourth floor Behavioral Health Care Clinic, building 1830 Monday TBD Specialty Care Evans fourth floor Behavioral Health Care Clinic, building 1830 Monday TBD Tertiary Care Evans fourth floor SFCC first floor Monday TBD Audiology Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Evans first floor east Evans second floor center March 22 524-6399 Eye Clinic Evans first floor center Evans second floor center March 22 526-7450 General Surgery Evans West Trailer 7530, (near hospital west entrance) Evans second floor west March 28 524-4166 Pain Clinic Evans West Trailer 7530 Evans second floor east March 28 526-5033 Urology Evans West Trailer 7530 Evans second floor center March 29 526-7115 Neurology WRC Trailer 7489, (near Robinson Clinic) Evans first floor east April 9 526-5680 Disease Management SFCC second floor Evans first floor east April 9 526-7022 Warrior Family Medicine Clinic Trailer 2353, (Magrath Ave. and Titus Blvd.) Evans second floor east May 1 526-9277 TriCare Prime offers off-base routine eye examination beneﬁt! 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March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 15Community celebrates deeds of black women Story and photos by inception in 1926 as “Negro History Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell Week” largely thanks to Dr. Carter 4th Infantry Division G. Woodson, a Harvard University Public Affairs Office graduate and son of former slaves. “It is important to positively reflect Soldiers, Family members and on the tremendous accomplishmentsfriends of Fort Carson attended the and sacrifices made by African-African-American/Black History American women in our country,”Month Observance at the Elkhorn said Master Sgt. Bobby Estrada,Conference Center Tuesday. senior equal opportunity adviser, Guest speaker, 16-year-old 4th Infantry Division.Arraun Anderson, reminded the “Those women inspire us throughaudience of milestones, tragedies courage, service and tenaciousand hardships endured by black winning spirit,” said Estrada.women in American history. “Black History Month, to me, Americans have annually recognized means remembering the cultureBlack History Month, since its and what we have been through, and what we still have to accomplish,” said Anderson, speaker for the Photo by Staff Sgt. Craig Cantrell National Association for the “There are many Advancement of Colored People, Soldiers, Family and friends of the Mountain Post sample traditional cuisine at Fort Carson’s Elkhorn Conference Center during an African-American/Black History Colorado Springs Chapter. women who Anderson, a high school junior, Month Observance Tuesday. expressed his gratitude for the In return, audience members shouted sharing with the audience his deserve to have black women who have inspired out names of who they thought the experience with a prominent black him throughout his life. narrators described during a portion woman in American history and their stories told “There are many women who of the observance titled “Who am I.” culture — Oprah Winfrey. He said deserve to have their stories told During the event, Maj. 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16 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Claims against the Estate firewood is in burnt areas and needs removal in order to expedite recovery of the forest and toSgt. 1st Class Matthew Harvey — With deepest minimize the potential of a wild land fire. The wood regret to the Family of the deceased. Anyone is dirty, but well-seasoned and is ready to burn. having claims against or indebtedness to his Permits cost $10 for a half cord of wood, $15 for a estate should contact Chief Warrant Officer 2 cord of wood and $40 for a three-cord maximum Mark Vallem at 526-5422. of wood. Customers must provide all necessarySgt. William Dougher Jr. — With deepest regret labor, equipment and vehicle support. Firewood is to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having for personal use only and cannot be resold. Call claims against or indebtedness to his estate should the Directorate of Public Works Forestry Section contact Capt. Adrian Tilston at 941-504-9985. at 526-1692 or 526-1667 for more information.Sgt. Allen Robert McKenna — With deepest regret Balfour Beatty Scholarship — Balfour Beatty to the Family of the deceased. Anyone having Communities offers academic scholarships for claims against or indebtedness to his estate should the 2012-2013 academic year to high school and contact 1st Lt. Gregory Polster at 505-710-7839. undergraduate students of military members residing in post housing. Application deadline isUpcoming events April 15. Details and requirements may be found at http://www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org.Information Technology Town Hall Meeting — Pregnancy and Parenting Portal — A new portal The Network Enterprise Center IT Town Hall from TriWest Healthcare Alliance connects Meeting takes place Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 military Families to helpful information for various a.m. at McMahon Auditorium. The forum is open stages of pregnancy, as well as for adoption. to all Fort Carson users wanting to ask questions Different from other pregnancy sites, the TriWest or wanting the latest information affecting IT. portal offers information on TRICARE coverageDARE Night Out — Takes place March 23 from and locating a nearby military clinic. Access 7 p.m. to midnight at McMahon Auditorium and the site at http://www.triwest.com/pregnancy. features a movie, free food and drinks. Entry Highway improvements — The Colorado costs $2. Cosmic bowling takes place from 9:30 Department of Transportation broke ground on p.m. to midnight and costs $2.50. Entry fees are the second of three phases of safety and capacity waived for participants wearing DARE T-shirts or improvements along State Highway 115 between those who bring a canned food item. All proceeds Gates 1 and 6. The current phase will provide four benefit the Fort Carson DARE program. through traffic lanes from the edge of the recentlyCasino night — The Mountain Post Spouses Club completed improvements near Gate 5 to the Rock hosts Viva Las Carson Casino Night April 14 Creek bridge, located just south of Gate 6. It will from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Special Events also provide major safety improvements at the Center. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased intersection of State Highway 115 and Wilderness at the commissary Saturday, March 30, 31 and Road, just outside of Gate 6. The project has a April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets may be fixed completion date of Dec. 30. Contact Rick purchased at the Fort Carson Exchange March 17 Orphan at 526-9267 for more information. and 31, April 7 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Express bus sign-up — Interest is being assessed Tickets purchased at the event cost $20. Proceeds for commuter express bus service to Fort Carson benefit the MPSC Welfare Scholarship Program. from Fountain, Powers and Academy boulevardsOutdoor weekend — The National Park Service, and Interstate 25 corridors. Sign up now to indicate Drivers willing and able to offer a ride to in conjunction with Sierra Club, hosts an outdoor interest. The projected start date for the service is someone standing at the sign can make weekend for military spouses April 13-15. The April. Fort Carson individuals are needed to help on-the-spot arrangements to drive the person to purpose of the weekend excursion is to develop demonstrate sufficient potential demand for express their desired destination. Participants are asked a plan to get military Families outdoors. All commuter bus service, dedicated to serving Fort to be prudent and mindful of using the sites expenses paid and transportation is provided. Carson commuters with fast and convenient in a manner that does not impede traffic flow. Interested participants should visit http://www. service. For Soldiers and civilians, this service can Hospital initiates no-show policy — A sierraclub.org/outings/training/forms/ be free. Go to http://tinyurl.com/RideExpress or “Commander’s Appointment Policy” affects all listening-session-application.asp. call 526-6497 for more information and to sign up. TRICARE beneficiaries who receive health careCraft fair — The Mountain Post Spouses Club hosts Army Substance Abuse Program moved — to services on Fort Carson and at the Premier Army the Spring Fling Craft Fair April 28 from 9 a.m. to building 1351 on Pershing Drive. Call 526-8529 Health Clinic. Multiple no-shows could result in 2 p.m. at the Special Events Center. Vendors may for more information. the stopping of medical services; Soldiers requiring apply for booth space on a first come, first served 2-1-1 data expands to two counties — The Pikes unit escorts to future appointments; patients basis. Booth space for MPSC members costs $25 Peak Area Council of Governments has partnered may have to sign a statement acknowledging and $30 for nonmembers. Contact Sandi Spreier with Pikes Peak United Way to include 2-1-1 data they understand the ramifications of multiple at 719-351-3970 or email mpscvendorcoor@ for El Paso and Teller counties in the Network no-shows; a letter may be sent to the Soldier’s gmail.com for more information. of Care for servicemembers, veterans and their unit when he or his Family member has multiple Families. The service directory component of the no-shows or cancellations; retirees withGeneral announcements Network of Care now includes more than 1,500 multiple missed appointments, “left without being local resources to assist the military community, seen,” or cancellations may have their locationsDonated annual leave for Fort Carson civilian service providers and others. Visit http:// of care changed. To cancel appointments during employees — is currently being accepted for the pikespeak.networkofcare.org for more information. weekdays, beneficiaries can call the TRICARE following civilians under the Voluntary Leave New stop sign locations — The intersection of appointment line 719-457-2273 or 866-422-7391 Transfer Program. The employees who have Coleman and Grove streets has been changed weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointments exhausted all available leave because of medical from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. The made through TRICARE online can be canceled emergencies and are currently accepting leave additional stop signs are required to address at http://www.tricareonline.com. donations are Lorenza Buller-Duran, Civilian recent changes in traffic conditions in that area. Personal Advisory Center; Ann Armstrong, Questions regarding this issue may be directed Ongoing events Garrison Resource Management; Michael to Directorate of Public Works Traffic Planning Patrocky, Space and Missile Defense Command; and Operations at 526-9267. Al-Anon meetings — Al-Anon is a 12-step Vanessa Gallegos, Directorate of Human Share-a-Ride — is a free online car pool program for families and friends of alcoholics Resources; Anthony Jackson and Heidi Parham, coordination to and from post, as well as van (admitted or not). Meetings take place in the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization pool options, typically for those commuting conference room of The Colorado Inn at 6 p.m. and Security; Heather Fox and Megan Cornell, 30 or more miles to post. Riders are matched every Monday. Attendance is free and anyone can Directorate of Emergency Services; Pauline based on their origination and destination points, attend these open, anonymous meetings. Contact Starks, Laron Cosley and Tamara Morris, Dental as well as days and times of travel. Users specify Edith L. at 719-291-0628 for more information. Activity; and Crystal Miller, Directorate of Family whether they are offering a ride, need a ride or Seeking speakers — The Fort Carson Public Affairs and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. To donate if they are interested in sharing driving duties. Office is seeking Soldiers, Family members and annual leave under VLTP, contact the Garrison When a “match” is found, users are notified civilians from Fort Carson to speak about their Resource Management Office at 526-1841/1839 immediately of rider options, allowing them work, training and varied experiences to public or email@example.com to obtain to contact and coordinate ridesharing within organizations throughout the Pikes Peak region. form OMP-630A, “Request to Donate Annual minutes. Access the ride-share portal by Speakers must be well-qualified professionals Leave,” or the OMP-630B for an outside agency. visiting http://www.carson. army.mil/ who know how to capture and maintain anCut-your-own firewood program — Fort Carson paio/sustainability.html. audience’s attention for 20-30 minutes. Speakers launches a new cut-your-own firewood program. “Give a Buddy a Ride” — is a voluntary program should be comfortable speaking to businesses, Active duty military, Department of Defense for on-post ridesharing. Soldiers, civilians or professional organizations, community leaders, civilians and retirees may purchase firewood sale Family members who need a ride wait at one civic groups and schools. Contact Samantha Koss permits for designated areas downrange. The of the designated “Give a Buddy a Ride” signs. at 526-5996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 17WTB Soldiers aim for 2012 Warrior Games Story and photo by Stacy Neumann Medical Department Activity Public Affairs Two Fort Carson Warrior TransitionBattalion Soldiers are in the hunt tocompete in the 2012 Warrior Games. Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins and Staff Sgt. Matt Besslerare battling for spots on the Armyteam for the annual competitionbetween wounded, ill or injuredmembers of the armed services. Initially, 24 local Soldiers applied tomake the Army team. The Fort Carson Staff Sgt. Matt Bessler cools down after swimming laps in the U.S. Olympic Training Center pool in Colorado Springs. Bessler and StaffWTB came up with a comprehensive Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins, both with Warrior Transition Battalion, are in the running to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games.training program to get them ready tocompete in sports such as shooting, therapists … basically everyone got on “It was inspiring to watch the before. Injuries don’t define who Iswimming, cycling, archery, sitting board to make them competitive.” competitors,” she said. “I couldn’t put am, but they’ve amplified who I am.”volleyball, wheelchair basketball, Through a series of qualifying sentences together during my recovery. The WTB has allowed the otherand track and field events. The unit sports clinic trials held around the I learned I wasn’t able-bodied, but I Warrior Games applicants to continuepartners with LifeQuest Transitions, nation, the Army has whittled down wasn’t dead, thank God. I told my to train alongside Bessler andColorado Springs Parks and Recreation Fort Carson’s WTB applicants to friends, ‘I will be here next year.’” Creager-Lumpkins. Pichette saidand the United States Olympic Creager-Lumpkins and Bessler. Bessler is healing from injuries he’s even had more Soldiers askingCommittee for adaptive sports training. Creager-Lumpkins was inspired to sustained in multiple improvised how to get involved in training. “It was a collaborative effort try out after watching a battle buddy in explosive device blasts. Both Bessler and Creager-between everyone,” said Sgt. 1st Class last year’s competition. She was recov- “This gives me a goal. Your limita- Lumpkins hope to qualify andJason Pichette, WTB cadre member. ering from injuries she sustained during tions are not a showstopper,” Bessler compete in multiple events.“Nurse case managers, occupational training and deployment to Afghanistan. said. “Competing is second nature to The Army will name its final me. This is designed for healing of 50 Warrior Games competitors in Soldiers and to show that life goes on.” March; the games take place in “Injuries don’t define who I am, Creager-Lumpkins agrees: “I put all my chips into my Army career. It’s Colorado Springs April 30-May 3. For the last two years, the Marines but they’ve amplified who I am.” my passion. To find out you can’t stay, it’s heartbreaking. The games show have won the most medals, taking home the Commander’s Cup. — Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins that the physical and mental marry so “I’m not scared,” said Creager- beautifully. I have pride I didn’t have Lumpkins. “Not this year.” www.montessorichild.com Military life is stressful enough. Going to the dentist doesn’t need to be. At Debbie Roubal DDS, PC we’ve lived the stressful lifestyle you’re living. Dr. Debbie Roubal General Dentist and Military Spouse Debbie Roubal DDS PC, where the military community always has a friend. Call (719) 636-1933 for a stress free dental appointment, or visit us online at www.springsteeth.com INVITING YOU INTO THE ALL NEW... Certified used Hondas and other Certified used vehicles Your MPG HQ We 785-5060 h Matc USAA South Academy at Fountain g Pricin www.FrontRangeHonda.com Price Protection Guarantee good on same model within 14 days of purchase... see store for details.
18 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Logistic interns learn on job Story and photo by Pfc. Andrew Ingram direction in the logisticians field,” she said. “Every “We have not kept our interns at the top level 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office day you are doing something different.” of the organization,” Bowen said. “We have One of the biggest lessons interns learn at Fort given them experience with as many Fort Carson The Fort Carson Mission Support Element Carson is the versatility logisticians must maintain units as possible. Our hope is that by being exposedLogistics office began a partnership to provide to accomplish their daily missions, said Kristin to that, they can see how all those pieces have toreal-world training to aspiring logisticians with Bowen, director of MSE Logistics Office. fit together for us to be effective.”the Civilian Logistics Career Management Office “In this office we cover every aspect of Bowen said she would like to see more careerat Fort Lee, Va., in 2010. logistics,” Bowen said. “Our hope is that when fields in the Army provide training similar to For more than a year, the Fort Carson team they come here, we can give them a broad base what the logisticians from Fort Lee received.prepared more than a dozen interns for a long-term knowledge of all of those things.” “This program is an incredibly effectivecareer in the Army logistics field. To further this goal, the interns spend time training tool,” she said. “I think a lot of Army By spending a large portion of their training with multiple units and directorates throughout Fort civilian career fields should look into tryingon the job, future logisticians gain valuable insight Carson, learning different logistics requirements. something similar.”into their field of study, said Nekoletta Brown,logistics management intern specialist, currentlyassigned to Fort Carson MSE Logistics Office. “I’ve learned that the logistician’s field isvery wide,” Brown said. “You have to deal withtransportation, contracting and procuring, and itis growing even larger. Nothing moves in theArmy unless logisticians move it. It is a very widefield with a lot of room for growth.” Nekoletta Brown, Students enrolled in the program spend logisticsapproximately half of the 18-month training period managementat Army posts across the country, learning from intern specialist,logistics professionals and gaining experience at Fort Carsonevery level of the Army formation, explained Brown. Mission Support By interning with logisticians across the ElementArmy, the students gain valuable contacts for Logistics Office,future assignments, in addition to knowledge and Sgt. Derrickand experience, Brown said. Moore, logistics “We have interns at a lot of different Army specialist, 704thbases, and a lot of the facilities like to hire the Brigade Supportinterns they trained,” she said. Battalion, 4th Brown, who will finish the first of her three Brigade Combaton-the-job training assignments at the end of Team, 4thFebruary, expressed interest in returning to the Infantry Division,Mountain Post after completing the course. inventory excess Brown said she is most interested in pursuing equipment ata career in transportation or contracting logistics, the Supplybut also enjoys the possibilities her new job Support Activityopens up for her. Warehouse “I like the opportunity that you can go any Feb. 15.
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20 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012 March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 21 Editor’s note: There was a labor shortage in the U.S. during World Women Auto Workers Do Man-Sized Repair Jobs War II as men went off to war. The U.S. government encouraged women to take jobs. Hundreds of thousands of women went to work in aircraft plants and ammunition plants and took other jobs. At Camp Carson in 1943, women Five feet two, eyes of blue and lovely blonde hair — she crawls out from under a big “six by employees to work on Army vehicles. They hold the same ratings, get the same pay, and do the mechanic has, according to Mr. Boys. After they finish their school and are assigned Women Ordnance Workers Compiled by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff became mechanics after training at six” truck wipes her greasy hands on her overalls same kind of work as the men in the shops. they have a chance to advance to any grade of Fort Crook, Neb. Women Ordnance and scoots under a jeep on her “creeper” to As you walk thru the shops you can see them mechanic that is held by a man if they can prove In September 1942, Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War (now the Department Workers, known as WOWs, wore khaki fix the brakes. She is a WOW (Women Ordnance busily at work with odd shaped tools on huge olive themselves capable and able to do the work. of Defense) asked that the number of women war workers be doubled. There Worker), this little bit of femininity. She works drab colored cars. Dirty, of course, but as one of All the girls say they like the work and feel was a labor shortage in the United States, as so many men were off to war. coveralls and red bandanas with the Many women went to work in ammunition plants, aircraft plants, and in the Ordnance Service Command Shop at them said, it is fun to get dirty and none of them is that this is a new field for women in which they ordnance insignia printed on the Camp Carson with 26 other WOWs. afraid of grease smudges. They talk with assurance can hold their own. Most of them would rather in the case at Camp Carson in 1943, Women Ordnance Workers were recruited bandana. This story was published in These women are replacing men as mechanic about putting pistons back into engines, brake work in the shops repairing engines, because they to be trained and employed as mechanics. the Mountaineer, June 17, 1943. helpers in the huge repair shops at Camp Carson linings, steering gears, carburetors and other car like to “tear them down and put them together A notice in the Camp Carson Mountaineer in May 1943 recruited women which service Army vehicles from Colorado and parts which are a mystery to most women. again.” Afraid — no, they are very confident of ordnance workers for the Ordnance Service Command Shop at Camp Carson, the neighboring states. They have been trained as Before the program went into effect, it was themselves yet always ready to learn. according to an announcement by a U.S. civil service representative. Twenty mechanics in a three months course at Ft. Crook, assumed that those of the petticoat world could do What do they wear to work? — khaki colored women, ages 18 to 45, would be sent to Fort Crook, near Omaha, Neb., for Nebr. After passing rigid tests they were very good work with carburetors, ignitions and battery coveralls, low shoes and bright scarfs to keep training in automobile repairing for eight weeks to three months. hired as civil service checking, pumping gas, driving cars in and out of the straggling hair back. There is no glamour about Women selected from the mechanic learners list were put on the payroll at shop, and picking up parts, but they have completely crawling under a jeep or a six-by-six, or tearing Camp Carson and transported to Fort amazed the shop superintendent, Wallace Boys, by an engine apart. It is dirty hard work but the girls Crook, where they would be paid $4 doing very technical work on the chassis line, on still manage to stay attractive. They have left a day with a living cost of $1 a day. brakes and steering gears, which is difficult even for various kinds of occupations to become WOWs. The women ordnance workers were in men. He says that he was a little skeptical at first of One was a blacksmith, another a housewife with uniform and under military discipline having women in his shops, but has done an about three boys, and still another was a commercial while in the Fort Crook school. face after seeing the competent and dexterous manner artist. Several are high school girls who have decided Fort Crook dated to the 1890s, in which they work. Mr. Boys says that they are exact, they want to become professional mechanics. named for Maj. Gen. George Crook. It follow orders well, stick to their work, and in no way They can well have pride in their profession for is now part of Offutt Air Force Base. do they try to get their own way or to avoid hard work. their work is extremely important. The trucks, jeeps, Other than some historic red brick In fact they have done such a good job according command cars and other vehicles they service see buildings still used today and a to their foreman that the men are anxiously looking rugged action on bivouac in the steep mountains housing area known as “General’s forward to the next group which will arrive from around Camp Carson. They have to repair accurately Row,” little else remains of Fort Crook. Fort Crook. The three months training that they and precisely because the lives of U.S. fighting men The housing units were constructed in undergo at Fort Crook is rigorous and the girls live often depend on the cars they travel in. When units the mid-1890s and are used as living and work under military discipline. They learn move out of camp for overseas duty they may take quarters for high-ranking generals. about automobile parts, tools, mechanical principles their vehicles with them. Faulty repairs on a jeep The 1943 article noted that one class and how to repair motors and bodies of cars. This racing to the front lines can mean death to many. of women trainees that left in January training gives them a better knowledge to begin They have a grave responsibility in their unpainted 1943 completed the training and was work with than the average “green” young man fingers and grimy hands. presently employed at Camp Carson. Women Ordnance Workers were called WOWs. The Army Ordnance Corps had 85,000 WOWs, according to an encyclopedia of Washington State History website. Public Domain Image According to the website, women In 1942, Pittsburgh artist J. Howard Miller mechanics were also employed at Mount was hired by the Westinghouse Company’s Rainier Ordnance Depot in Washington, War Production Coordinating Committee to (later Fort Lewis) that served that state create a series of posters for the war as well as Oregon, Idaho, Montana effort. One of these posters became the and Alaska. The WOWs employed famous “We Can Do It!” image which later at the depot trained at a mechanics became known as “Rosie the Riveter.” training center at Clover Park High School campus in Washington. These students attended an eight-week course, learning assembly-line techniques, vehicle preparation, preventive maintenance, and parts ordering and storage. The final test included taking a basket filled with engine parts and putting together the engine. Once the engine was assembled, an instructor handed a key to the student to start it. If it ran, she had a job on the higher paying assembly line, earning $1.50 per hour. Only about 1 percent of the students failed to graduate. A recreation program was established at the Mount Ranier Ordnance Depot to enhance morale and relieve stress. WOWs had picnics, dances and team sports. The depot discovered that most women had too many activities, such as homemaking and volunteer services, to participate in the team sports, according to the website. According to Essay 9028 on that website, during World War II nearly half the depot workers were women, most employed in mechanical work for the first time and these WOWs made a substantial contribution to the war effort. In the June 19, 1943 Camp Carson Mountaineer, a column called “Kitty A story in Carson,” written by Edith Tilton, contained this item: th worked as e Camp Carson Mou “Camp Carson’s WOWs wear bandanas designed especially for the n and wor e mechanics at Camp taineer June 17, 194 WOWs. The scarf is a bright red with a white design similar to the ordnance khaki cov Car son. T 3, tells abo the wome e h insignia printed on it.” n working r alls and r ed band e women were civ ut Women Ordnance on Army v anas with ilia W In 1942, J. Howard Miller created a series of posters to promote the war ehicles. the or dna n employees, kno orkers who nce insig wn as WO effort. The “We Can Do It” image depicts a woman in coveralls wearing a red and nia. The p W ictur es sh s, white scarf. This poster is often confused with a later, Norman Rockwell Saturday ow Evening Post cover, depicting a similarly dressed worker with a rivet gun. It became very popular all over the country and was known as “Rosie the Riveter.” Photo courtesy of http://www.history.army.milLayout by Jeanne Mazerall Women Ordnance Workers stop for a warm, appetizing and substantial lunch during their work shift in 1943. The lunch cost 38 cents.
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March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 23Zinc helps prevent colds Recommended dietary By Shari Lopatin recommended intake of zinc. 5K run/walk set March 10 The Fort Carson American allowances for Zinc TriWest Healthcare Alliance Remember, too much could prove Red Cross sponsors a freeAge Male Female harmful to the body. five-kilometer run/walk Feel yourself developing the Which foods contain zinc? March 10 beginning at 8 a.m.0-6 months 2 mg 2 mg sniffles? Better take some zinc. Try eating some of these foods at the Special Events Center. Zinc is an element in the earth’s listed from the National Institutes Pre-registration for the7–12 months 3 mg 3 mg crust — one of the most common, of Health, which are naturally event held in observance of1-3 years 3 mg 3 mg in fact. And while too much zinc is high in zinc: American Red Cross Month is dangerous, the human body needs • Oysters or crab encouraged and can be done4-8 years 5 mg 5 mg zinc for certain functions. One of • Baked beans, canned at any Fort Carson fitness9-13 years 8 mg 8 mg the most important functions is to • Bran cereal center or Red Cross office. keep the immune system strong, • Cashews Same day registration is14-18 years 11 mg 9 mg* according to the Centers for Disease • Lowfat yogurt and fruit available from 7-7:45 a.m.19+ years 11 mg 8 mg** Control and Prevention. • Chicken leg People can help ward off colds • Red meats, such as beef or pork Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements by boosting their intake of zinc. For more information on* - If pregnant, 12 mg; if breastfeeding 13 mg It is important for people to healthy eating, visit http://TriWest.** - If pregnant, 11mg; if breastfeeding 12 mg make sure they are getting the com/eathealthy. EXPERIENCE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU! MILITARY DISCOUNTS Breast Enlargement* Breast Lift Tummy Tuck Liposuction FREE CONSULTATION Affordable Financing Options DOUGLAS J. RASKIN, M.D., D.M.D Baylor, Harvard & Stanford Trained Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery*Mentor has some great incentives for using their products – please call us for details China Doll Restaurant All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri (11am-2pm) 10% Discount with coupon (Delivery, Carryout, Dine-In and Buffet) We Deliver To Ft. Carson and we are just minutes away from the Post! *FREE Delivery - 4 Mile Radius (Minimum $15 Order) Open 7 Days a Week 579-8822 or 579-8833 HWY 115 3629 Star Ranch Rd. Ft. Carson Main Gate Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9:30pm Friday 11am-10pm Saturday 12 noon -10pm Sunday 4pm -9pm
24 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Everyone has role in energy conservation By Susan C. Galentine heating and plug loads,” Clark said. Directorate of Public Works “Ensuring lights and equipment are public relations off at night or when not in use is the best way each individual can With the goal of net zero energy help towards energy reduction.by 2020 as one of Fort Carson’s Turning down thermostats to 55action items, Soldiers, Family degrees at night and keeping themmembers and civilians all have a role under 70 degrees during the dayin reducing their utility footprint to also makes a significant contributionhelp achieve the goal. to energy reduction.” The utility bill for the Mountain Fort Carson’s energy efficiencyPost community came to $20.5 million policy provides the following guidancefor electric, natural gas and water use for building occupants:for the installation and housing in qPersonal refrigerators, microwavesfiscal 2011, according to Scott Clark, and coffee warmers are not allowedDirectorate of Public Works energy in individual work areas unlessprogram coordinator. While facility approved by a supervisor.energy efficiency improvements and qRefrigerators are allowed in break qSpace heaters are not allowed per Network Enterprise Center in orderrenewable energy projects yield large areas with the number of refrigerators Army regulation unless approved for network updates to process aftersavings, individual efforts to minimize and their size based on how many by the Fort Carson Fire Department work hours, scanners, copy machines,energy use are important, he said. people use the break areas. Use one and with supervisor approval. faxes, printers and other electronic “The largest contributors to cubic foot per person as an average The space heaters are energy equipment should be programmedenergy consumption during the to determine size and quantity of intensive and pose a safety risk with sleep modes to activatewinter in each facility are lighting, refrigerators that are needed. if not used properly. automatically when not in use. qTurn off all lights, both exterior and qAll doors, bay doors and windows interior, in unoccupied buildings, should be closed while the heat is “Ensuring lights and equipment except when lights are essential for safety and security purposes. qIncandescent bulbs are no longer on and heat vents in unoccupied rooms shut. South facing blinds and drapes should be open during sunny are off at night or when not allowed and compact fluorescent bulbs should be installed in but cold days to bring in solar heat. qBuy energy efficient or Energy Star in use is the best way each incandescent fixtures where feasible in Fort Carson facilities. The appliances, windows and equipment. qReport windows and doors with air leaks immediately to DPW transition date to completely convert individual can help towards to compact fluorescent bulbs is Oct. 1. qComputer users should turn off operations and maintenance contractor service order desk at 526-5345 so energy reduction.” monitors when not needed for five minutes or longer. While personal that repairs can be made. Call 526-1739 for more information — Scott Clark computers must be left on — about Fort Carson’s energy program but logged off, as directed by the and net zero energy initiatives. Having an Open House? Let our readers know! ONLY $30 For more information call 719-329-5236 or email m
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 25We can only change ourselves Commentary by Imagine the impact of Chap. (Capt.) Nathan Whitham a wife who shows respect 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, to her husband regardless 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry of him earning or deserving Division it. She does not nag or remind him of every flaw The greatest battlefield we each face is not or mistake he’s madefound in Afghanistan or Iraq. It does not even since the dawn of time.involve the current war in which we find ourselves She devotes herselfentangled. It is not long separations from Family to encouraging himand home or in our marriages, though many a and makes theirmarriage has become a casualty of the conflict. home a place of The greatest battlefield is the one we each safety and desire.entered upon the moment of our birth. It is the It will notbattle with self. This combat zone cannot be fled. be longThere is no retreat. It goes wherever we go andremains with us all our lives. before such a husband “If anyone desires to In Matthew 16:24 Jesus said to his disciples,“If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny begins to move mountains come after me, lethimself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Notice he did not say take up my cross. There for her. By investing him deny himself,is not a one of us who is capable of dying forthe sins of the world. Despite our profession, very herself in him, she will take up his cross,few will be called upon to lay down their livesat all. No, the cross we bear is self-inflicted and unlock the passion and and follow me.”many are wounded in its wake. We are all selfish intimacy she — Matthew 16:24 man who has the admiration and love of aby nature. Modern psychology and pop culture has so long wife behind him.will tell us we need to “love ourselves,” “build our craved. We cannot change our spouse. We canself-esteem” and “look out for No. 1.” Picture a husband who loves his wife only change ourselves. We are responsible for However, the more we pursue such an agenda, unconditionally. He puts her needs and desires our actions and attitudes. Expecting our spousethe more shallow and unfulfilled our lives become. ahead of his own. He is her servant. He turns to make us happy is both wildly unrealistic andIt is one of life’s great paradoxes that the greatest off the X-box and the TV to pursue her heart. unfair. Only in setting aside our own selfishself-fulfillment happens when the desires of After she gets over the initial suspicion and shock, desires will we find peace and harmony. Beginself are set aside for the needs and desires he will find he has unleashed the most powerful to do this and your marriage will surviveof others. Therein lies the secret to all great force in the universe apart from God himself. any challenges life may throw your way.endeavors and every meaningful relationship. Nothing and no one can stand in the way of a Conquer self, conquer all.Chapel briefsFacebook: Search “Fort Carson Chaplains Chapel Schedule (Religious Support Office)” for the latest ROMAN CATHOLIC chapel events and schedules. Day Time Service Chapel Location Contact PersonMilitary Council of Catholic Women meets Saturday 4-45 p.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Saturday 5 p.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. Reconciliation Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 Memorial Chapel. For more information call Sunday 9 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 526-5769 or visit “Fort Carson Military Sunday 10:30 a.m. Religious education Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Sunday 10:30 a.m. RCIA Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Pat Treacy/524-2458 Council of Catholic Women” on Facebook. Sunday 11 a.m. Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347Knights of Columbus, a Catholic group for men Mon-Fri 11:45 a.m. Mass Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Cecilia Croft/526-5769 18 and older, meets the second and fourth Mon-Thurs noon Mass Healer Evans Army Hospital Fr. Nwatawali/526-7347 Tuesday of the month at Soldiers’ Memorial PROTESTANT Friday 4:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer, Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 Chapel. Call 526-5769 for more information. Bible StudyProtestant Women of the Chapel meets Tuesday Sunday 9 a.m. Protestant Healer Evans Army Hospital Chap. Gee/526-7386 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Soldiers’ Memorial Sunday 9 a.m. Communion Service Provider Barkeley & Ellis Chap. Landon/526-2803 Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 Chapel. Free child care is available. Email Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Heidi McAllister/526-5744 email@example.com or visit PWOC Fort Carson Sunday 11 a.m. Protestant Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 on Facebook for more information. Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Prussman Barkeley & Prussman Ursula Pittman/503-1104 Sunday 10 a.m. Chapel NeXt Veterans Magrath & Titus Chap. Palmer/526-3888Catholic Religious Education registration is Sunday 2:30-4:30p.m. Youth ministry Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Heidi McAllister/526-5744 under way for the religious education year, Sunday 5:30 p.m. Chapel NeXt Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Black/524-1822 which runs through May 6 for children age Tuesday 9:30 a.m. PWOC Soldiers’ Nelson & Martinez Chap. Stuart/524-4316 4 through high school students. Email JEWISH firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post. Contact Chap. (Lt. Col.) Fields at 503-4090/4099 for Jewish service and study information registration form. Classes are Sunday from 10:30-11:50 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial ISLAMIC SERIVCES Chapel. Adult Bible study and classes for Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post. Contact the Islamic Society at 2125 N. Chestnut, 632-3364 for information. adults seeking to join the Catholic Church are also held during religious education. (FORT CARSON OPEN CIRCLE) WICCA Sunday 1 p.m. Provider Chapel, Building 1350, Barkeley and Ellis email@example.comSpanish Bible Study meets at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Tuesday at 6 p.m. Contact Staff Sgt. Jose COLORADO WARRIORS SWEAT LODGE Varga at 719-287-2016 for more information. Meets once or twice monthly and upon special request. Contact Michael Hackwith or Wendy Chunn-Hackwith at 285-5240 for information.Community Prayer Lunch is held the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel. Lunch is provided; bring side dishes, salads or desserts.Deployed Spouses Group meets for fellowship, food and spiritual guidance Wednesday at 5 p.m. noon to 1 p.m. at Provider Chapel. Heartbeat, a support group for battle buddies, at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 526-8263. Family members and friends who are suicide Children are welcome to attend. Call Cecilia Bible Bistro: Tuesday cookout survivors, meets the second Tuesday of Croft at 526-5769 for more information. and Bible study at Veterans each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the FallenLatter Day Saints Soldiers: Weekly Institute Class Chapel — check Facebook page Heroes Family Center, building 6215, (Bible study) is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers’ for the next event. Enjoy food and 6990 Mekong St. The group is Memorial Chapel. Call 719-266-0283 or fellowship from 11:45 a.m. to open to members of all branches 719-649-1671 for more information. 12:45 p.m. For more information of service. Contact Richard StitesJewish Lunch and Learn with Chap. (Lt. Col.) call Chap. (Maj.) Glenn Palmer at at 719-598-6576 or Cheryl Sims at Howard Fields takes place Wednesday from 526-3888 or 803-319-5296. 719-304-9815 for more information.
26 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012Vaccines best way to prevent whooping cough Commentary by Lindsay Huse pertussis may cough so hard he has trouble getting pertussis, you are very contagious and may be Nurse epidemiologist a breath, and may even vomit. After coughing, the asked to stay home for three weeks after symptoms resulting gasp for air may sound like a “whoop.” start. This minimizes its spread to others. A person If you’ve never heard the “whoop” sound As a person recovers, the cough usually becomes who is treated for five days with the antibioticassociated with pertussis, or whooping cough, less frequent, but can continue to occur for up to Azithromycin is considered no longer infectiousyou’re not alone. For years, most people assumed three months, even after treatment. once the antibiotic course is completed and maythat vaccines had wiped the disease out of the The best way to prevent pertussis is to be return to school or work. Also, if a person in yourUnited States. However, in recent years, pertussis vaccinated. However, the pertussis vaccine wears off home or a close contact is diagnosed with pertussis,has made a resurgence. after about 10 years, so it is necessary to have booster you may be given a five-day course of antibiotics Pertussis is caused by a bacteria called Bordatella shots. Usually pertussis is given in a shot along with to prevent illness, even if you’ve been vaccinated.pertussis. It spreads easily through the air when an the tetanus and diphtheria vaccine. It’s called Dtap If a person in your home has pertussis, youinfected person coughs or sneezes. Others become for children and Tdap for adults. Although it is will also likely get a phone call from Fort Carsoninfected when those respiratory droplets are inhaled by part of routine childhood immunizations, we now Preventive Medicine or the County Healthpeople who are in close contact with them. A person recommend that adults get that all-important booster. Department to discuss your symptoms and closeis most infectious to others during the first three weeks Whooping cough is most dangerous for infants contacts. This happens to ensure everyone who mightof illness. After exposure, it can take as little as seven who are too young to be vaccinated and may catch it have been in close contact with you or your familydays or as long as six weeks for symptoms to appear. from an ill adult or adolescent whose vaccine has member can get treated and prevent further spread. Once in the respiratory tract, the bacteria worn off. Pertussis can be fatal for infants, so if you While pertussis can be a serious infection, it canattaches to tiny hair-like projections called cilia. It work in child care, are frequently around children or often be prevented with vaccination, avoiding peoplereleases a toxin that damages the cilia, leading to have children, you should ensure you have received who are sick and, as always, good hand washing.violent bouts of coughing. In its early stages, the Tdap booster. The booster is available at Evanspertussis may resemble a cold or mild flu; however, Army Community Hospital through the Adult or For more information on pertussis, contact a health care provider or visitit may progress after one or two weeks of milder Pediatric Immunization clinics. http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis.symptoms to severe coughing fits. A person with If you or a family member become ill with BE MORE THAN A TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT. BE AN INFLUENTIAL TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT. > We have the tools to position you for inﬂuence across industries. technology leaders. And with our seasoned practitioner faculty, access to major Are you ready to take your seat at the table? commercial software, and strong business and government relationships, we’ll get you on the fast track to inﬂuencing the boardroom more quickly than Regis University’s School of Computer & Information Sciences equips you imagined. Experience the power of inﬂuence. adult learners with the theory and technical skills needed to compete with the rapid changes of the technology landscape. It also delivers a rigorous core curriculum that provides the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will empower you to make bold choices, blaze new trails, and lead a company to where it’s never been before. A Regis Business Technology Management degree combines the technical aspects of the IT ﬁeld with project planning, budgeting, leadership, and management—a hybrid skill set highly sought after by today’s business BE INFLUENTIAL. COLORADO · NEVADA · ONLINE > 1.800.392.7984 > CPS.Regis.edu/military > Read more online > Join us for an upcoming Information Session. > Regis University is a Yellow Ribbon Program Participant!
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 27Soldier seeks elite Army sports status Story and photo by Walt Johnson Howard had the honor of playing for the Mountaineer staff legendary Dorothy Gaters at Chicago’s John Marshall Metro High School. Howard joined Fort Carson’s Kenya Howard has known a long list of athletes who went on to playsuccess outside of military sports. She has college ball after being under Gaters’played up to major college basketball level mentorship — something that was importantand garnered many honors and awards. to her as she was planning out her life. Now a member of the Army, she is “I had a plan in relation to basketballcurrently seeking to add a military sports since I was about 5 years old. I felt thathonor to her resume. Howard is currently if I got good enough at playing basketball itat Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., seeking to would give me an opportunity to have abecome a member of the 2012 All-Army better life,” Howard said. “I was reallyteam that will compete in the interservice motivated, when I realized my family did notchampionships March 24-April 1 at have the money to send me to college, to getTyndall Air Force Base, Fla. an athletic scholarship. I knew I wanted to For the past few months Howard has use the talents that God gave me to help mebeen getting ready for the competition by earn my way through school,” Howard said.playing with the post intramural women’s Howard played at the high school, juniorteam that has been facing up to junior college college and Division 1 level before joininglevel teams. Before that she was playing in the Army just nine months ago. She said herher hometown and on the collegiate level. desire to serve her country is what prompted As a young girl, Howard said she was her to join the Army, but when her recruiteralways eager to play against competition that told her about the All-Army basketballwould make her a better player. Even if team, she knew she wanted to see how shethat meant playing against men, because stacks up with the best female players inshe enjoyed the challenge of competing the military. Howard said she realizes whatat the highest levels, no matter the obstacles. this opportunity means to her and her “Since I was young, I’ve always gone chain of command gave her a challenge sheto the park and played the game,” she said. will be thinking of during the tryouts.“Sometimes I would play against grown “I know there are a lot of players whomen when I was a teenager and we played in would like this opportunity to make the teamthe playground. In the playground nobody but won’t get the opportunity so I’m grateful.cared about how old you are or what sex Maj. (Shane) Upton and the guys from myyou were, they would knock me on the unit have already told me that if I don’tground just like they would knock anyone make the team don’t bother to come back.else on the ground. I didn’t mind that So my No. 1 goal is to make the team. I Fort Carson’s Kenya Howard is in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., seeking tobecause it definitely toughened me up and don’t see it happening that I won’t make become a member of the 2012 All-Army team that will compete in thehelped me to become the player I am today.” the team,” Howard said. interservice championships March 24-April 1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.Mountaineer Sports Feature Rising up Ed Jackson, 15, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), fires a jump shot over Timothy Jarvis, 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during intramural action Feb. 23 at Waller Physical Fitness Center. The post intramural basketball championship tournament begins March 12 at Waller PFC with games scheduled to be played at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Photo by Walt Johnson
28 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012On the BenchWrestlers earn medals By Walt Johnson authorized on the dirt trail, but they Mountaineer staff advise people to be aware that the terrain consists of steep hills and sharp Congratulations to two World turns. Officials recommend joggingClass Athlete Program wrestlers who strollers fit for dirt terrain be used. Callearned medals in the Pan American the American Red Cross at 526-2311Wrestling Championships in Colorado or 526-7144 for more information.Springs Saturday-Sunday. Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club Phillip Simpson posted a perfect kicks off the spring season with3-0 record in the 66-kilogram freestyle two April events.competition to capture a gold medal The golf course staff kicks off itswhile Jermaine Hodge posted a 3-1 popular “Club for Kids Day” activityrecord to earn a silver medal in the April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.55-kilogram Greco-Roman competition. The event is open to youths 6-16. The The Directorate of Family and active-duty post championship isMorale, Welfare and Recreation staff scheduled April 14-15.holds a St. Patrick’s Day Run March 16. Fort Carson bowlers will The 3.14-mile run is scheduled once again have an opportunity toto begin at 4 p.m. The directorate is represent the Army in interservicecurrently holding early registration at competition.Garcia Physical Fitness Center from 5 Bowlers can sign up for a chancea.m. to 8 p.m. through March 15. There to compete in the next All-Armywill be an opportunity to register the Bowling Tournament. The winnersday of the race from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the prestigious tournament will According to race officials, all represent the Army against the Airentry fees are nonrefundable; they are Force, Marines and Navy at theaccepting cash or checks only. Checks upcoming interservice championship.should be made payable to DFMWR. The Army will conduct its trialOfficials also said registration forms camp at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas,can be picked up at any of the fitness May 7-12. The team will be selected tocenters on post or downloaded from the compete in the interservice competitionDFMWR website. T-shirts are guaranteed at Joint Base San Antonio May 13-19.for the first 200 early registrants For more information or to apply, A five-kilometer run/walk will be go to https://apps.imcom.army.held on post March 10 in conjunction mil/APPTRACMAIN.with Red Cross Month. DFMWR will host the first The event is billed as a free fun Spartan Military Sprint in May.event by race organizers. It will begin The May 5-6 competition willat the Special Events Center at 8 a.m. consist of a four-mile obstacle Photo by Walt JohnsonEarly registration is being taken at the course built and designed by FortRed Cross Office, located at 1675 Ellis Carson’s Special Forces units and Trojans fallSt., building 1217, room 101; or at Evans combat engineers, according to Fountain-Fort Carson’s Brent Jackson shoots over two Chapparal HighArmy Community Hospital in room 1033; Sprint officials. The competition is School defenders during action Tuesday in Parker. The Trojans dropped afrom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration open to anyone 14 years and older. 71-67 decision to the top-seeded team in the Colorado state tournament,will close March 9 at noon. According To register for the event go to ending the Trojans season.to race officials, baby strollers are http://www.spartanrace.com. Nose job All-Army boxer Marquis Moore, left, battles D’Mitrius Ballard during the 2012 USA Boxing National Championships Sunday at the Special Events Center. Moore dropped an 18-17 decision to Ballard. See Page 13 for more on the event. Photo by Walt Johnson
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 29Mountaineer Athlete of the Week Antonio Greene Intramural basketball player Antonio Greene started playing the game of basketball when he was in the seventh grade in his home state of South Carolina. He played multiple sports and earned high achievements during his high school career. Was basketball your first love when you played sports? No, football was actually my favorite sport. I was an all-state and all-region wide receiver when I played football in high school in South Carolina. What other sports did you come to love while you were growing up? Basketball was my second love and my third love was track and field. I ran a number of events in track and was also all-state and all-region. What is your favorite personal sports moment? When I was in high school we were playing our arch rival and our point guard hit me (with a pass) with three seconds left in the game and I made a three-point field goal to win the game. What was your favorite professional sports moment? That would be Lebron James just “posterizing everybody. I also think the one game the (Cleveland) Cavaliers won when they went to the (NBA) Finals with Lebron is one of my favorite professional sports moments. People who don’t know me would be surprised to know that … I am a big mama’s boy. My mom worked two jobs in order to take care of my siblings and me. My mom’s work ethic and her desire to never have us be without, is something I appreciate. Photo by Walt Johnson $2.00 Off Admission Military DiscountGUN SHOW MARCH 3 - 4 SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 9-4 FREEDOM FINANCIAL SERVICES EXPO CENTER 3650 N NEVADA BUY - SELL - TRADE INFO: (563) 927-8176
30 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012 Fountain Creek nature Judy Altenes and son, Jace, use the park’s binoculars to look for wildlife at Fountain Creek Nature Center. center has programs, Story and photos by Nel Lampe Mountaineer staff No Child Fountain Creek Nature Center is one of several regional county parks in the Colorado Springs area for everyone to Left Inside enjoy. “No Child Left Inside,” is the goal, day camp to encourage children to enjoy nature. The eight El Paso County parks have more than 7,000 acres, 100 miles of trails and various recreation facilities to enjoy. The nature center helps children connect to nature through exhibits, programs, activities and day camps and is easily accessed from Fort Carson. Fountain Creek Nature Center is few years ago, but can still be seen in a wetlands area that has a wildlife occasionally when they return preserve, cattail marshes and prairie in the spring after wintering in Texas grass. Located along the banks of and Mexico. Exhibits in the nature Fountain Creek, the nature center center include taxidermy displays is in a very scenic area, with a great of the heron, turtles and small animals view of the creek and Pikes Peak in that can sometimes be seen at the the background. nature center.There are hands-on There is no charge to visit the displays so visitors can learn about nature center, but special programs the animals, their tracks and habits. require reservations and a fee. In addition, there are several hiking Wildlife seen in the area include trails around the nature center. The deer, foxes, squirrels, turtles, muskrats, trails may be accessed from dawn to frogs and beavers. dusk each day. Birds are abundant around the Fountain Creek Nature Center has a nature center. As many as 50 bird spring break Nature Camp March 26-30, species have been seen in the past 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp, called month at the nature center, including “Whoo Are You?” provides a week of eagles, doves, hawks, gulls, owls, fun and hands-on activity as they learn woodpeckers and geese. The birds are about animals and plants. The camp active near the nature center and visitors is for children in first through sixth can watch them through the large glass grades, space is limited and campers window and can must be hear them chirp registered and sing through by March 20. microphones that pick up the Just the Facts The cost is $130 per sounds. • TRAVEL TIME — 15 minutes camper. Each Blue herons • FOR AGES — anyone camper will nested in trees receive a near the nature • TYPE — nature center T-shirt and center until a • FUN FACTOR — ★★★★ group photo. (Out of 5 stars) • WALLET DAMAGE — FREE Visitors look at exhibits in Fountain Creek Nature Center $ = Less than $20 before participating in the “Drawing Wildlife” activity Saturday. $$ = $21 to $40 $$$ = $41 to $60 $$$$ = $61 to $80 (BASED ON A FAMILY OF FOUR)
March 2, 2012 — MOUNTAINEER 31 Hikers take a creekside walk on a trail at Fountain Creek Nature Center. The trails are open from dawn to dusk every day. Inquire about scholarships and 10 a.m., to find the turtles. This activitydiscounts at 520-6745. The camp is for the whole family, $5 for eachapplication is available online at participant.http://adm.elpasoco.com/parks/ Birthday parties can be arranged, callpages/natureCenterPrograms.aspx. Fountain Creek Nature Center at 550-6745. Fountain Creek Nature Center is To reach Fountain Creek Natureopen 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, leave Fortand Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carson via Gate 20, cross Interstate 25, Activities for different ages are pass by the pond and take the Highway 16held monthly. exit to Highway 85/87, turn south, go for A nature series for children ages — about a half mile to Cattail Marsh Road“Shapes and Sounds,” is Thursday at 9 on the right, which becomes Pepperwooda.m. “Animal Hide and Seek,” is April 12 Lane and leads to the nature center.at 9 a.m. “Frog and Friends,” is May 10 Two other parks nearby are also Elat 9 a.m. Reservations are required and Paso County Parks. Willow Pond Park$3 is charged for each participant. has a walking trail around the pond as Children ages 3-6, with an adult, can well as benches and a pavilion. Fishingenjoy puppet shows, nature stories, crafts, is allowed in the pond.hands-on activities and time on the trail. To get to Willow Pond Park, exit Activities for the 3-6 age group from Gate 20, go over Interstate 25include “Clever Coyotes” April 5 at (that pond on the right is Willow Pond)9 a.m. and “Wacky Woodpeckers” to the exit (highway 16), to HighwayMay 3 at 9 a.m. Reservations are required, 85/87. Turn right then take a rightand the fee is $5 per participant. onto Willow Springs Road, continuing Open to all ages, “Wildlife Soap until reaching the park.Carving for Beginners,” is March 10 A third park is about a half-mileat 10 a.m., “Map and Compass for south of the nature center. DuckwoodLeprechauns,” is March 17 at 10 a.m. active-use park has two large playingA $5 fee is charged for nonmembers. fields for soccer and other games, three April nature programs include a large group pavilions that may be reservedChocolate Bunny Walk and Egg Hunt and several small pavilions. The pavilionsApril 7 at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. may be reserved through El Paso CountyFor ages 2-10 with an adult, $7 for Parks Department at 520-6375.nonmembers; reservations are required. The park also has basketball courts, There’s a “Turtle Time Hike” April 14, horseshoe pits and playgrounds. Justin Altenes, age 7, chooses a stuffed animal from the basket at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Fountain Creek Nature Center is one of two nature centers in the El Paso County Parks system. The center has displays and activities for visitors to learn about wildlife, as well as hiking trails. Places to see in the Pikes Peak area.
32 MOUNTAINEER — March 2, 2012 GET The Fine Arts Center offers free general Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.. Tickets are Out admission on the third Tuesday of each month. The next public free day is March 20, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students. There is a special family package for $30. The 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free guided tours are at 10 church is at 420 N. Nevada Ave. For information, and 11 a.m. and 1 and 6 p.m. The Fine Arts call 884-2503. Center is at 30 West Dale St.; call 634-5581 for more information. A Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show is Saturday- Sunday at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E.Pikes Peak Center — Upcoming events at St. Patrick’s Day Parade — starts at noon March 58th Ave. The show has nearly three acres of the theater are: 17 in downtown Colorado Springs. More than operating train layouts, displays, how-to clinics, • Opera Theatre of the Rockies presents 100 bands, floats and leprechauns march in door prizes and activities. A two-day pass is “La Traviata” Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday the parade along Tejon Street in downtown $8; 11 and younger are free. Military members at 3 p.m. Colorado Springs, beginning at Acacia Park. The and Scouts in uniform are admitted free. • Chris Isaak is in the Pikes Peak parade is free. There’s a bike ride at 8:30 a.m., Tickets at Ticketswest.com and at the door. Center March 12 at 7:30 p.m. a five kilometer run at 10 a.m., and an 11 a.m. Call 303-364-0274, or go online at • National Dance Company of Ireland Leprechaun fun run. Sign up for the races at http://www.rockymountaintoytrainshow.com. presents “Rhythm of the Dance,” March 24, Runner’s Roost, 121 N. Tejon St.; call 632-2633. at 8 p.m. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center • “Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour” Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents “Of presents its annual Scout Day, March 10, when is March 30 at 8 p.m. Mice and Men” March 15-April 1. Performances all Scouts and Scout leaders in uniform will • “Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles” is are Thursdays-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and receive free admission. The Space Foundation March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. will present programs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • “Stuart Little,” an Imagination Visitors may participate in training exercises that Celebration production, is in the Pikes Peak Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue astronauts use prior to missions. The resource Center April 23. Lobby activities are at 6 p.m.; Parkway, observes a free day Saturday, center is at 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland the show starts at 7 p.m. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 720-865-5000 for Park. Regular admission is $11.50 for adults For tickets to any of these events, call 530- information. The museum is in downtown and children 5-12 are charged $7.50. The center SHOW or visit the box office at 190 S. Cascade Ave. Denver. Parking is at a nearby garage. The is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. website is http://www.denverartmuseum.org. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.World Arena has these performances scheduled: • “The Thorn,” a dramatic portrayal of Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Cheyenne Mountain State Park, across from Gate the passion of Christ, is in the World Arena for has a free family day Sunday, 1-4 p.m. The 1, has programs for families during March. four performances March 30-April 1. museum is at 1880 Gaylord St., call 303-322- • Family Mystery Hikes are Saturday, • “Disney on Ice — 100 Years of Magic” 1053. The website is http://www.dmmdt.org. 1-2:30 p.m. and March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. Hikes will be in the World Arena for seven are for ages 5 and up, and are naturalist-led. performances April 5-8, including several Leadville holds its annual Ski Joring and Crystal Call 576-2016 for reservations. Meet at the daytime performances. Contact the World Carnival — Friday-Sunday, filled with contests: visitor center; park pass required. Arena box office at 576-2626 or visit snowman building, sled dog races, snowshoe • Identifying Birds of Prey — Eagles http://www.worldarena-tickets.org. races, bike races and ski joring— people on skis and others, Sunday 1-2 p.m. Buteos is March 11, pulled by horses race through obstacle courses on 1-2 p.m. and falcons and accipters is March 18,Academy Concerts present — Main Street in Leadville. For information go to 12:30-2:15 p.m. Led by photographer and • “Blast,” a rousing mix of spectacle http//www.skijoringandcrystalcarnival. Leadville expert birder Debbie Barnes, this program is and sound, in Arnold Hall Theater March 10 is west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. recommended for adults and ages 12 and older. at 7:30 p.m. This program is free and in the visitor center. • “Shrek the Musical,” April 13-14. “Lost in Yonkers,” a Neil Simon play, is presented • Kids Konnecting with Nature Series — For tickets and information, call the box by First Company at First United Methodist Whooo Lives in Hooterville? is March 14, office, 333-4497, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Church through March 11, 7:30 p.m. Fridays- 9:30-10:30 a.m. This program is for 3-5 year olds. U.S. SURPLUS We have WE SELL: FOOD INSURANCE your AIR SOFT MOUNTAIN HOUSE community HEADQUARTERS FREEZE DRIED covered at your Fun Store 2475 S. 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